An Intimate Sayulita Wedding || The Teaser
After months of planning, preparing, phone calls, a fondue hangout and lots of anticipation, we ventured to Mexico to film Rawny and Josh's epic wedding experience in Sayulita at Villa Amor. I wish I could convey how much these two have grown to mean to me and how grateful I am to be able to connect the way I do with my couples. Meeting their families and becoming besties with bridesmaids has me missing this trip and these people big time. Rawny and Josh not only take advantage of this world but their people that are in it, loving them without limitations and spreading their warmth wherever they go. Tears were shared and tequila was drank as we danced to the classics and ate fresh fried churros the rest of the night making it the best way to kick off my 2020 weddings.
A Dia De Los Muertos Wedding
This is what happens when you get married on Dia De Los Muertos and cultures collide. From honoring their loved ones on their Ofrenda to family heritage being celebrated through dance, Anthony and Jessica love nothing more than their family, friends and their tequila! From meeting at a teacher's conference to falling in love over drinks and sarcasm, Jess and Anthony have this energy that wraps you up in their love and this ability to make you feel like you've known each other for years.
A Boho Dream
Christian and Jaclynn have this wild, free spirit love that effects everyone around them. Beneath the Redwoods they reflected back on the past 11 years together and sealed their story with one of the best kisses I've ever witnessed! From their grand entrance to the perfect boho details and design, this day was the boho of my dreams and the kind of couple I hold so deep in my heart.
Marriage || Greek Style
These two ventured to Europe for the experience of a lifetime as they became husband and wife with only their 40 closest people and the Aegean Sea as their witness. After exploring London and Athens we made our way to Amorgos, a sleepy island with the bluest water and the nicest people on Earth. By Saturday night OPA was our mantra and 'family' was the only way to describe what Andy and April felt to us. We ended our Greece trip in Santorini by capturing their love on the cliff of a lonely little church watching God paint the sky and the sun disappear into itself.
The Wedding of Erik and Kristie
In the hills of Sunol, Erik and Kristie brought New Jersey to California by having all their people fly in to watch them come together after 10 years of loving one another. After meeting up for mimosas and waffles I knew Kristie was my kind of gal and it only showed through and through on the wedding day. Her raw, giggly self combined with Erik's tender, loving nature, made for the best sunset shoot with non-stop butt grabs and finger guns. Lost loved ones were honored and family history celebrated, leaving me feeling so grateful to be a part of these intimate times of a persons life.
"We Fell In Love Slowly & All At Once."
Flying into San Diego before Jess and Jo's wedding I had no idea how much my heart would be impacted by these two. My heart, my emotions, my cheeks with tears on them. ALL OF IT. First off, Jess being a GLL bride I instantly became giddy to see her in her long sleeve lace and Jo in her custom suit for the day of. As were they when the first look came around. Jo was speechless at the sight of Jess and I was dying behind my lens. From the taco truck to their vows and words spoken by loved ones, I left that night feeling so fulfilled and confident that I was exactly where I needed to be.
Eloping At 3,500 Feet
They called Michigan home but Yosemite is where Leigha and Brendan's souls came alive for each other. Much like for others, the glaciers that meet the valley's floor have a way of speaking to your heart that's almost overwhelming. So you can imagine the way one might feel putting the edge of their toes on the point of that same granite thousands of feet up. We made the hike to Taft in the afternoon for their ceremony and played in the valley the rest of day after vowing themselves to one another. Yosemite holds the dearest place in my heart and I seriously reset when those cell phone bars drop. If you haven't made the trip yet, your soul is waiting for those fragile, sacred views.
"Love Is The Best Part of Our Humanity"
Candace, Ian and their families KNOW fun. As well as adventure and seizing life's moments. Candace opened up Ian's world by skiing the slopes in Wyoming and Colorado to life on the Delta filled with wake surfing and Coors in hand, always. Surrounded by ski boats, river sloughs and lots of White Claws they celebrated each other's paths that brought them here and the people who raised them along the way.